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and u.s. technology giants have been fighting each other in the courts over technology for smartphones and other mobile devices. the people at samsung say they added iphone 5, apple's iphone 5 to a patent infringement lawsuit. samsung alleges the latest smartphone violates eight of its patents. the claim targets technologies for displays data and storing photos. lawyers for samsung say they will exclude patents on the high speed wireless communications protocol known as lte. samsung has an edge in this technology. samsung received a green light from a u.s. district court in california in another case. the company can resume sales of its tablet device the galaxy 10.1 in the u.s. market. the court decided in june to temporarily ban sales. it lifted the injunction after a separate lawsuit in august found this particular tablet did not infringe on apple patents. >>> in other news ahmadinejad blamed the enemies of iran for the fall of its currency. u.s. and european leaders imposed sanctions in july to encourage them to abandon the nuclear missions. >> translator: sanctions are used as a ps
. >> catherine, the fed held its regular policy-setting meeting just under two weeks before the u.s. presidential election. but they did not touch on monetary policy. the u.s. federal reserve says it will not change its current monetary status, a stance the u.s. economy has continued to expand at a moderate pace. the fed announced its decision on wednesday after a two-day policy meeting ofts federal open mart committee. it says household spending has advanced a bit more quickly while the housing sector has shown some further signs of improvement. to continue stimulating the economy the fed says it will keep its key interest rate at near zero at least through the middle of 2015. the u.s. central bank is supporting economic growth through additional quantitative easing it introduced last month. that easing in the form of continuing purchases of mortgage-backed securities is supplying a huge amount of funds to the market. >>> and it is time to check on the markets. u.s. stock prices ended in the negative following a fed policy meeting. and more lackluster earnings reports. the dow jones industrial a
financial ministers meeting next month. >>> now checking on the busins side of markets. u.s. a eurean stock pces extended gains in overnight trade. strong u.s. housing data helped to lift market sentiment. the fact that spanish bonds also avoided another downgrade supported stocks and for more details, let's go toy to tokyo stock exchange. some markets are taking a little bit of a turn for the better. >> good morning, rahim. u.s. housing starts in support did rise to the fastest pace in around four years. but the market gains were capped by some lukewarm earnings by some highechants. let's take lookt howhat's moving markets in tokyo this thursday morning. the nikkei and the topix both opening higher. nikkei up 0.9% at 8882. the topix also up 745. the nikkei managed to top the 8800 level for the first time yesterday. that's in six sessions on a weaker yen which boosts exporters and euro related stocks. we'll be keeping an eye today on some tech rated stocks such as chipmakers after intel gave a somewhat cautious outlook for the personal computer sector on weaker global demand and a shift to
building up their forces and deploying tanks along the border. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has condemned syria for the shelling of the turkish town. >> we are outraged that the syrians have been shooting across the border. >> clinton said the u.s. government is consulting with turkey over what she called a very dangerous situation. turkey is a nato ally of the u.s. she called on responsible nations worldwide to push the syrian government into a cease-fire and political transition of power. >>> emergency workers in syria are doing what they can to hp the wound aftern attack in the city of aleppo. at least three powerful explosions ripped through the center of the commercial capital. they killed more than 30 people. state run tv reports explosions occurred near an officer's club in the northern city. opposition forces are claiming responsibility. they say they used the car bombings to target officers and militias loyal to president bashar al assad. the free syrian army renewed its offensive last week in an effort to win control of aleppo. government forces responded with air stri
some carryover momentum from the u.s. later in the session. for now just dipping in the negative. we did have some data from long lasting goods in the u.s which disurge by almos 10% in september. right after the bell on thursday we had earnings from apple and although it posted a record profit with net profit up 24% from the same quarter last year, the results did fall short of some expectations. we did see apple shares trading lower. we're going to keep track of apple related shares. a lot of component makers in japan which go into a lot of products such as the iphone as well as the ipad range. >> also a lot of focus on the yen especially ahead of the boy meeting. where do we stand? >> reporter: let's have a look at the currencies and the bank of japan meeting next week. dollar/yen holding prey steady. euro/yen 1.2935. the strong overall yen has been a factor in weaker forecast but japane japanese co japanese corporations have seen the likes of nintendo. a lot of focus there on sales in china as well as the stronger yen. a lot of earnings coming up next week in autos and financials
of a te telecommunications wh more than 19 millionsubscrers. >>> u.s. markets ended lower dragged down by lackluster earning reports. the dow jones extended its losing streak to four days. this is the lowest closing since september 11. we go to ramin who is at the tokyo stock exchange. what can you tell us? >> good morning. following the slight losses that we saw in new york we got to keep track of the tex sector following advance micro devices that cut its forecast. it fell nearly 9%. intel also fell. we're going to keep track of latest stocks here. let's have a look at the opening levels for the nikkei and the topix. 8,590 up for the nikkei. the negative playinghroughhe u.s. markets is still lingers in the background with the earnings and debt issues in the euro zone. we'll see if that comes back into play today. we're going to keep track of the share action for softbank today. we know that the shares of sprint an nextel jumped 14% o t news. that's going toake som big waves in the telecom and wireless. the flip side, if you will to the woes or the troubles that the exporters are expe
unbelievable. but a single electronic devices appears to have powered the gain in u.s. retail sales last month. if you haven't guessed it, we're talking about the iphone 5. a remarkable five million of them were sold in their first weekend alone. and that appears to have boosted electronics sales by 4.5% in september. that was the biggest increase since the iphone 4s came out in october of last year. but the gain in retail sales wasn't only because of iphone. >> if you do take iphone, we still would have had a fairly decent 0.7% gain in overall retail sales spending activity. that's a very significant pop. we haven't seen that kind of growth over the past six months or so. >> reporter: and sales did rise in every retail category except department stores. consumers may be feeling better about spending. thanks to higher stock prices and stabilizing home values. >> we've seen a nice improvement in the economy over the past three months and also seen a solid rebound in wage growth and that's given consumers more confidence and more discretionary spending power. >> reporter: but unemployment is sti
they will work and what they will do. we have to strictly maintain the japan-u.s. alliance. this will be a strong message for the military. >> reporter: japanese officials insist their relations with china are important. they've been calling on their neighbor to act calmly. officials say they hope to settle dispute peacefully based on international law. >>> achinese film production team has decided to withdraw its entry. the team wanted to protest the japanese's government nation nationalization of islands in the east china sea. the news agency reported on thursday that fung shui has been pulled. the film depicts a woman with struggles in the 1990s. they said the japanese government has not shown a sincere attitude regarding the settlement of the dispute. this has hurt the feelings of the chinese people. >>> the people responsible for foreign affairs in japan and britain have agreed to work together to respond to cyber attacks. japanese foreign minister met with his british counter part william hague in london. they agree their officials will cooperate in the event of online attacks. they promise
>>> hitting the battleground. >> hello, florida. u.s. president barack obama visits swing states and tries to win over voters who can make a difference. the u.s. president and the man that wants that job are back on the campaign trail after the last debate. barack obama and mitt romney are traveling through several states that could determine the election two weeks from now. they're both trying to do the same thing, win over undecided voters. president obama spoke to his supporters in florida, one of the key battleground states. he said romney had changed his stance on several issues monday during the debate on foreign policy. obama reused the term he coined for flip-flops, romnesia. >> there is no more serious issue in a presidential campaign than trust. the person who leads this country, you've got to have some confidence then he or she means what he or she says. >> romney spoke at a rally in henderson, nevada. he said obama is resorting to attacks in the absence of new ideas of his own. romney said he can stand criticisms for obama f two weeks. he says he can't stand four more
from the u.s. some nations want to speed up the pullout of the soldiers. but the meeting confirms there would be no changes to the withdrawal plan. nato ministers insisted that afghan military and police control an area covering three-quarters of the country's population. they also agreed to drop plans to train afghan troops and police to handle the aftermath of the combat troop withdrawal. nato secretary-general anders flores mussen insists it's based on assessment of the situation in afghanistan. >> it's not because isaf partners rushed for the exit. it's not because of lack of cohesion within our coalition. on the contrary. >> but relations between na nato-led forces and afghanistan have been strained by insider attacks. afghan military and police or people wearing afghan uniforms have killed more than 50 foreign soldiers this year. >>> people in north korea are marking the 67th anniversary of the founding of their ruling workers party. it's the first time the reclusive nation's leader kim jong-un has overseen the celebrations. workers lined up on the a hill in pyongyang to off
the world see japanese and u.s. government bonds as safer assets in the face of the prolonged credit crisis in europe. they snapped up japanese bonds, causing the yen to spike to record levels. imf economists note japan and the united states are facing huge deficits and the countries need to implement fiscal reforms to maintain investor confidence. it also acknowledges a decision by eurozone countries to launch a permanent fund designed to bail out struggling members. they say worries about the health of the region's financial system have increased since the spring with the need to use capital to help troubled banks in spain. >>> greece is one of the struggling eurozone members counting on bailout funds to keep it functioning. international lenders are demanding the country's politicians implement deep spending cuts in return for that aid. angela merkel traveled to athens to urge greek leaders to push ahead with austerity measures. merkel met with greek prime minister samas and this is her first visit since the debt crisis began three years ago. she hopes the country will stay with the euro
on "n.b.r."! >> tom: two of china's top telecommunications companies are a threat to u.s. national security. that's the conclusion of the u.s. house intelligence committee after a year-long investigation into emerging technology giants z.t.e. and huawei. huawei says the report relies on rumors and speculation, and the company warns a trade battle could cost the jobs of thousands of workers in the united states. but, as darren gersh reports, there is growing bipartisan agreement that this is the right time to get tough on chinese cyber-theft. >> reporter: in unusually blunt language the bipartisan leadership of the house committee warned u.s. companies not to buy their broadband networking equipment from z.t.e. and huawei. >> our advice to the private sector is this: your obligation is to consider larger data protection and national security implications of your business decisions and we would not advise doing business with these two companies. >> reporter: washington has become increasingly alarmed by cyber-security threats believed to have been launched from china. cyber theft of
and general jim jones. >> i quite agree that my judgment is that much of the world wants u.s. leadership, they don't feel comfortable without it, but they no longer react to any dictatorial or any due toarls from us. they want to participate but they also want to be listened to. >> i am not even sure where the word leader hip is a good word to describe the role americ should play in the world. we should be playing the stilizg role. wehoulbe organizing our coalitions, we should be a source of stability, but when we talk about leadership, too many people think of the iraq and 2003, which was a fatally bad exercise of leadership. >> rose: we conclude this evening with dexter filkins of the new yorker magazine who has a remarkable story about death in iraq and reunion in the united states. >> the i interviewed a guy in the peace, a psychiatrist who used the term moral injury and he sa a t of soiers a marines stuff from moral injury, which he described as sort of it happens when you get an order, you do something that you believe at the time was absolutely correct and the only thing you could
they going to start moving in the right direction. >> and you were telling me that as far as u.s. investors are concerned, that there has been a decoupling of what is going on between the u.s. and europe. especially as we see that spain is probably going to get money it needs and its ratings are stabilized by moodies recently it so tell us eye little bit more that there is decoupling going on. >> sure. and i think from the market's perspective we are starting to see a decoupling. the basic they are lee is there were two big issues in europe. there was a fiscal crisis and a european banking crisis. i think the market is starting to realize that the fiscal cries his take a long time to get resolved. yet the banking crisis to a certain extent has been contained by the ecb stepping in to become the lender of last resort. so for that reason, we are looking at the markets here in the u.s. starting to focus more on fundamentals here in the united states, so much in every headline coming out of europe. >> should we be more concerned about what is going on in china, especially with the news that cam
. the u.s. economy picks up steam thanks to spending by consumers and the government. >> susie: i'm susie gharib. we take you to a wells fargo event in chicago, where housing grants could turn renters into buyers. >> tom: then, from tax hikes to corporate earnings worries, tonight's "market monitor" guest says investors are facing a cliff of concern. robert stovall of wood asset management joins us. >> susie: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> tom: the u.s. economy actually sped up in the third quarter, surprising economists and maybe youoo. thas to a pick-up in spending by consers, the federal government and the housing sector, the gross domestic product grew at a 2% annual rate in july through september. that 2% pace was stronger than expected and much better than what the economy experienced in the second quarter. suzanne pratt takes a closer look at the data and what it suggests about the economy in the final months of this year. >> reporter: an economy growing at a 2% annual rate is hardly anything to celebrate. sure it could've been worse. but, clearly at three-years post great r
trillions of dollars spent by the u.s. government each year. >> reporter: what you might not know about the federal deficit. a guided tour in and around washington, d.c. with the "wall street journal's" david wesson. >> woodruff: we have another in our series of topics not being talked about in the campaign. tonight's missing issue is europe's debt crisis. >> brown: an ancient and historic city at risk in a modern-day civil war. we look at the destruction in aleppo, syria. >> this is one of the great tragedies. aleppo's an extraordinary cross roads of cultures, religions, all built on a strata of centuries of -- >> woodruff: and ray suarez has the story of a 19th century recording made on tinfoil by thomas edison, digitally converted so we can hear it. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> computing surrounds us. sometimes it's obvious and sometimes it's very surprising in where you find it. soon, computing intelligence in unexpected places will change our lives in truly profound ways. technology can provide customi
have confirmed. >>> sales clerks across the u.s. have been ringing up more customers at the check out counter. what are we seeing here? >> looks like more americans are loosening up their pursestrings and opening up their wallets because u.s. shoppers were busy again in september pushing retail sales higher for the third straight month. commerce department officials said on monday retail sales reached $412.9 billion last month. that's up 1.1% from august and better than market forecasts of around .7%. sales at department stores fell by two-tenths of a percent but most other retailers saw increases. electronics and home appliances rose 4.5% while gasoline sales were up 2.5%. autos were up over 1%. continued improvement comes after the nation's jobless rate fell below 8% in september for the first time in three years and eight months. market analysts are turning their attention to july to september p figures. they wan to see if the economy can stay on the recovery track. u.s. markets ended higher largely on the back of improvements in the banking sector and economic data. see how all th
heel state. >> ifill: then margaret warner updates the investigation into the assault on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> woodruff: we look at new findings showing australia's great barrier reef has lost half its coral in the last 27 years. >> ifill: and we close with snapshots of three of this year's macarthur genius award winners, each with a unique view of war. >> people tend to look at the military, they tend to look at war and they tend to look at conflict as something very black and white. it's not like that at all. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: creating new enriching experiences. through intel's philosophy of "invest you for the future" we're helping bring these new capabilities to market. we're investing billions of dollars in r&d around the globe to have the heart of tomorrow's innovations. by investing today in technologicalled advances here at intel, we can help make a better tomorrow. >> a by e bi andelinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a he
demand has doubled. there's high growth also here in the u.s. and we've seen that in the aerospace industry, very, very nice. we're seeing it in the u.s. automotive segment, very nice, and then there are on the other side -- i mean, coming down. we've seen the heavy truck segment coming down substantially, pretty much in the u.s., and building and constructions on the commercial building and construction side, there's still very little signs of life there. >> susie: you know wha, are your calculus telling you? we hear how businesses are weighed down by uncertainty. are they puting in more orders with you, or less? >> well, it's slowing down a little bit on some segments and other segments are strong. i believe if you look at it on a regional basis. the euro sown, as we've seen yesterday from projections. it's obviously in a difficult spot and continues to slow down. i just spent a week in china two weeks ago and had a lot of meetings with customers and as well as high government officials, and i could see that they're putting in a similar program which is strongly targeted on the i
. as importantly, real estate prices are risi and homes are most people's biggest asset. only about half of u.s. households even own stocks. but what about anxiety about the presidential election and fiscal cliff? >> i think consumers really will not take notice of the political risk and political events until we are in some real critical break down stages. >> reporter: so, many consumers are feeling good heading into the holidays, even if the mood in corporate america is souring. erika miller, "n.b.r.," new york. >> tom: still ahead, the crash gold joined the sell-off today, following stocks lower, as concerns about earnings and europe, raised new questions about demand. gold fell over $20 to $17.24 an ounce, hitting a six-week low. meanwhile, european leaders wrapped up their latest summit today, the fourth this year with progress on establishing a single banking supervisor for the euro-zone. its a move that would allow the e.u.'s rescue fund to start recapitalizing ailing banks. >> susie: from wall street to >> susie: from wall street to washington: a stern warning. top banking c.e.o.'s tell
. until there is greater clarity on the election, the fiscal cliff and the u.s. economy, market pros predict stocks prices will remain relatively stuck. suzanne pratt, "n.b.r.," new york. >> susie: still ahead, tonight's word on the street: regional banks, a look at why the housing comeback can't save the regional bank stocks. it's make or break tonight, for the presidential candidates. polls show president obama and governor mi romney are neck- and-neck. tonight they have their third and final debate in boca raton, and tom is there. tom. florida is the big fridz for the campaign. it has the most number of electoral vote its at stake, in the fall election. it's also a state that has felt the full force of the great recession. the housing market in some areas in florida has shown signs of life but remains well bloat boon years. the job market in the sunshine state has seen slow recovery. >> the lunch crowd start to its file in to vinnie's all day calf nie boca raton around 11:30. despite it's name vinnys is owned by a guy named jay dietz. he bought the restaurant from vinny more than
: that last point involved the assault on the u.s. consulate in benghazi libya and the death of ambassador chris stevens on the ght of september 11. t adminisation initially blamed an anti-muslim film for inciting the trouble. more recently officials have said new information indicates it was a terrorist attack. today romney again criticized the president's response in libya. >> i want to be very clear. the blame for the murder of our people in libya and the attacks on our embassies in so many other countries lie solely with those who carry them out. no one else. but it is our responsibility and the responsibility of the president to use america's greatest power to shape his not to lead from behind. leaving our destiny at the mercy of events. >> woodruff: for its par, the obama campaign aired a new ad that accused romney of injecting politics into a national tragedy with his initial response to the consulate attack. >> when our u.s. diplomats were attacked in libya, the "new york times" said romney's knee-jerk response showed an extraordinary lack of presidential character. even republican
telecom equipment makers in the world-- are a threat to u.s. security. >> ifill: we update the presidential race as both candidates compete in battleground states, and we preview the "choice 2012," airing tonight on frontline. >> woodruff: from our climate change series, hari sreenivasan reports on urban areas heating up, and one city's efforts to cool down. >> ifill: and ray suarez has the story of a mexican drug lord killed in a gunfight, and his corpse stolen from the funeral home. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the former football coach who p
of oil is floating in the spill area. the u.s. coast guard today said oil samples match b.p.'s macando well, and the oil giant says the sheen likely came from a bent pipe under the surface. lawmakers are calling for an inspection, but federal officials say they don't think the oil will make it to shore. two years ago, the transocean- owned and british petroleum- operat "dewatehorizon" rig exploded, killing 11 people and causing the worst offshore oil spill in u.s. history. weaker than expected demand-- that's what advanced micro devices said tonight as it cut third-quarter revenue estimates. the computer chip maker says a sluggish global economy is hurting sales across all product lines. amd now sees revenues falling 10% to around $1.3 billion. the shares ended the regular trading session up slightly at $3.20 a share. for the year, they're down 41%, and in after-hours trading tonight, they fell below $3. the a.m.d. warni comes as we see personal computer sales in a nosedive. two research firms are out with new data showing p.c. shipments in the latest quarter fell more than 8% from a y
workers since the great recession. the u.s. economy may be recovering, but there has not been much of a gain in construction employment. >> construction employment has been very spotty. we've seen a couple of months and then it flattens out or even drops back down. >> reporter: in the past two years, the construction industry has added 36,000 jobs. that's a fraction of the 3.9 million positions that have been eated in the private sector overl. but there has been one bright spot across the nation: apartment construction. the reason has as much to do with lifestyle preference, as economics. >> there does seem to be a shift in preferences among young, potential homebuyers to live closer to the city or in the first ring of suburbs. many of them are looking to stay in apartments living rather than having a home further out where they need a car to get any where. they would have more of a mortgage they would be tied into. >> reporter: on the flip side, public spending on construction has fallen sharply. it's down 3.5% from a year ago, as state and local governments tighten their belts. t
evening i'm susie gharib. u.s. stocks are trading again, after hurricane sandy forces an historic two-day shutdown. >> tom: wall street gets back to business, as damage and recovery estimates start to climb, plus, what it takes to restore power to millions in the northeast. >> susie: and with stocks open for trading, no surprise, home depot was the dow's standout. >> tom: lots ahead, that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: an historic day on here on wall street, after the storm of the century knocked down the financial district. us stock markets resumed operations today after two days in the dark, stocks were little changed: both the dow and the nasdaq fell 10 points, but the s&p 500 gained a fraction. trading here at the new york stock exchange opened without a hitch. the new york stock exchange opened right on time. and as new york's mayor bloomberg rang the opening bell this morning, traders were happy to be back to work. it looked like a normal day, with the buzz of activity, traders milling about. it was anything but normal no one knows that better than larry leibowitz, the
, bringing wind, rain, and snow to parts of the mid-atlantic and northeastern u.s. she has cut a path of destruction, flooding, and massive power outages as the death toll from the storm stands at 17 across seven states. even as sandy makes her way to canada, the destruction is devastating. high winds pushed the atlantic ocean up and over seawalls, flooding entire neighborhoods. the wind and water teamed up to cut power to millions of people along the eastern seaboard. the storm surge even continued today as sandy tracked through western pennsylvania and new york state. the storm has affected an estimated one out of every five americans, bringing some business to a standstill over flooding, closed airports, and no public transportation. while rescue efforts continue tonight, early damage estimates are still rough, running between $10 billion and $20 billion, according to eqecat. hurricane irene did $10 billion damage 14 months ago. >> susie: wall street was closed again today for the second straight day because of hurricane sandy. this is the first two-day weather-lateshutdown since 1
all out in september, a hopeful sign that the u.s. economy may be picking up. >> tom: i'm tom hudson. ben bernanke defends his strategy at the federal reserve to do more to help the economy. >> susie: and how technology is making it possible for doctors to go paperless. >> tom: that and more tonight on "n.b.r."! >> susie: the first day of the new quarter, kicks off with a blue chip rally. investors were encouraged by a report showing that american factories were busy in september. a popular index of national factory activity rose to 51.5 last month, from 49.6 in august. it was the fastest pace of production since may. but that upbeat news was overshadowed by comments from federal reserve chief ben bernanke, saying the economy is not growing fast enough to bring down the unemployment rate. we'll have more on that in a moment. those two events led to volatile trading here on wall street. the dow rose about 78 points, but was up as much as 155 points earlier. the nasdaq drifted in and out of positive and negative territory, finally losing more than 2.5 points, and the s&p rose almost fo
to be building a new foundation. that's according to the latest snapshot of the u.s. economy released today by the federal reserve. the so-called "beige book" compiles data from 12 fed districts, and it shows residential real estate improved in "all" districts in september. anecdotes from business contacts and economists noted existg home sales strengthened, while prices rose or stayed stable. suzanne pratt takes a closer look at whether the broader economy is also showing signs of strength. >> reporter: here's a shocker: the u.s. economy is growing, but only at modest pace. that's what anecdotes, not hard numbers, from the fed's regional banks suggest about the business climate. 10 of the 12 fed districts reported economic activity in september expanded modestly since the last snapshot. only new york and kansas city saw a leveling off or slowing of growth. residential real estate was the one major sweet spot, showing widespread improvement. >> we've seen a pickup in house prices, we've seen a pickup in construction activity, a little bit better demand for loans. so, it generally corroborat
before we go into the fiscal cliff debate in the u.s. so the fed will be very concerned about that. and they are going to put out a very tough stress test on the banks. we'll see what happens but i think we'll probably-- could be yet again a little bit disappointed from what we hope for in terms of dividends and share repurchase out of the big banks. >> we have to leave it there. any disclosures on the stocks that you talked about? >> no, thanks. >> have a great weekend, fred canon of kbw. >> i'm diane eastabrook in chicago. still ahead, is the housing market ready to rally? i'll tell you what one expert thinks. >> susie: american consumers are feeling pretty good about the economy. the university of michigan's latest reading on consumer sentiment hit a five-year high. that comes as the treasury reports the u.s. budget deficit topped $1 trillion in fiscal 2012. that's our fourth-largest budget deficit since world war two. that held wall street's gains in check: the dow rose 2.5 points, the nasdaq fell five. the s&p down four. for the week, the major averages were all off more than
today, finally closing down at $92 a barrel on a bigger than expected increase in u.s. supplies. gasoline prices fell and now average $3.75 a gallon. prices at the pump were a hot topic in the presidential debate last night. we talk now about the outlook for energy with gareth lewis- davies commodities strategist at b.n.p. paribas. so you heard it last night, the candidates went toe to toe in the debate. governor romney accusing the president that for a doubling of gasoline prices over the last four years president obama defending himself saying it wasn't his fought that there was a recession and a recovery. so who was right here? >> well, really oil prices as a global phenomenon is dependent on what's happening with the world as a whole. so there's a limit to what one country, one government can do in terms of oil prices. what we've seen in the united states is oil production in the u.s. is increasing. but due to other factors around the world and the middle east we're still having higher prices and that's impacting the price of crude. at t momentrice of galine is below the psy
! for the second time in three sessions, u.s. stocks suffered a sharp sell-off. prices fell as weak financial results from corporate america fed fear about the global economy. at the closing bell, the dow shed 243 points, the nasdaq lost 26.5, the s&p dropped almost 21 points, sending markets to levels not seen since early september. the heavy selling came after several household names reported weak quarterly financial reports and lowered their expectations for the rest of the year. 3-m, dupont, and xerox were among those releasing disappointing results. erika miller reports worries about revenues have cast a shadow over the profit picture. >> reporter: yes, it's earnings season. but earnings are not the most important indicator this quarter. it's revenues-- how much money a company makes before expenses. >> profits can go down, profits can go up. sales, you want to see nice steady growth. and when you are seeing big drops in revenues and revenu misses, that's definitely a red flag. >> reporter: in the latest quarter, a slew of big name firms have reported higher earnings but lower revenues,
than 200 kilometers east of the islands. three chinese naval vessels sailed through the area. the u.s. navy has deployed two nuclear power aircraft carriers in the western pacific. they are navigating within reach. t several warships including vessels equipped with the air defense system are running alongside them. a navy sports person says the fleet provides a compact force of the united states and its allies and partners. there's fresh tension between japan and south korea. th south lnche aprotest with japan claiming that a helicopter belonging to the self-defense force entered the air defense identification zone in the sea of japan. the issue centers around the takeshima islands. they are claimed by japan but controlled by south korea. the south korean defense ministry says a helicopter took off located 54 kilometers east of the islands on september 21st. the ministry said the helicopter entered the zone for five minutes. it said the craft left after it was warned by air force fighter jets. the ministry noted prior approval is required before entering the zone. it set us defensive
stopping business, travel and the presidential election campaign. people in the u.s. northeast are looking out their windows and seeing the blurry images of a storm that's headed their way. weather experts have downgraded hurricane sandy to a post tropical cycne but it' inging high winds and pelting rain to people up and down the coast. two people are missing after a ship soff of north carolina. several municipalities have declared a state of emergency. the storm is unusually large. it's expected to cut across ne jersey over thxt several hours. electricity.0 houses have lost back obama made a direct appeal to people in the hurricane's path. >> the most important message that i have for the publicight now islease listen t wt your state and local officials are saying. when they tell you to evacuate, you need to evacuate. >> 370,000 new yorkers who live close to the water have already left. city officials have shut down the transit system. businesses and shops have closed. workers are piling up sand bags in front of subway entrances and buildings. >> it's vr important. this is the stop the wa
be sued in u.s. courts for human rights violations that occur in foreign countries. marcia coyle of the "national law journal" was in the courtroom this morning, and is back with us tonight. welcome back. >> nice to be back. brown: let us spulate, as the lawyers sa that last year was a blockbuster. >> absolutely. brown: new this term has some potential itself as well, right? affirmative action. >> yes, it does, jeff. it would be a different kind of blockbuster term. last term was really a lot about the structure of government under the constitution. did congress exceed its law-making powers under the constitution when it enacted the health care law? what role do state governments have in enforcing immigration laws? this term a lot of the questions either on the docket or pending, whether the court will take them, really involve eqlity issues. issues arising under the equal protection act. >> brown: affirmative action is on the docket. >> it is. it's going to be argued next week. it involves the university of texas and whether it can use race as a factor in its admissions policy i
he says -- you know, he blames obama for whatever tension there is in the u.s./israel relationship today and i would argue there's very little tension in the state-to-state relationship but a lot of tension between the prime minister of israel and the president of the united states. but all of that is entirely obama's fault. anything that's wrong with the u.s./israel relationship is obama's fault. the fact that the prime minister of israel has continued with a settlement policy which is extremely controversial in israel somehow comes no where into the equation. so we're supposed to blieve on the one hand that america's supposed to lead the arab world from the front with one hand while adopting a policy toward israel that is more pro-israeli than anything any government in washington has articulated for a long time. how the two of them will go together i don't know. and for good measure, though-- and i think this is praiseworthy-- governor romney has called for a palestinian state and a two-state solution, something on other occasions he's been less than supportive of. so it's kind
>> ifill: jeffrey brown examines the reality and the rhetoric over u.s.-china policy and trade. >> woodruff: from our brand-new series, "agents for change," fred de sam lazaro profiles a group that offers refuge for victims of modern-day slavery in the philippines. >> 15% of the gross domestics products comes from money sent home by overseas filipinos, but there is a dark downside that makes these vulnerable. >> and spencer michael has the story of >> ifill: and spencer michels has the story of high tech sailboats gearing up for the america's cup in san francisco next yr. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> when i was in an accident, i was worried, the health system spoke a language all its own, with united health care, i got health care for my life, information on my phone, and connection to doctors who get where i'm friiÍo, and tools to estimate what are my costs, so i might never miss a beat. >> we're more than 78,000 people looking out for ore tha70 million americans. that's health in numbers. uni
: although latinos make up the country's largest minority, about 9% of the u.s. electorate, in a tight election, these voters could end up providing the winner with the margin of victory. >> brown: judy woodruff gets an inside view of the financial crisis and the government bailout from former fdic head sheila bair. >> warner: and ma shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and carnegie corporation. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... friends of the newshou >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: lebanon found itself reliving a nightmarish past today after the worst bombing in four years. at least eight people were killed and nearly 80 wounded in a car-bomb attack. the explosion rocked central beirut as afterno
would legend with a wells or u.s. bank corps. >> sheila bair along with us, author of "bull by the horns." >> susie: as technology changes, so, too, does the workplace. still ahead, how freelancers and online assignmentsre changing the job market. >> tom: well, outside of that big citibank news, wall street got a series of strong earnings from bellwether companies like johnson and johnson, and positive news from homebuilders. the u.s. homebuilder's confidence index rose to its highest level since 2006, and that helped send wall street on its biggest rally in a month. the dow is up 126, the nasdaq gained 37, and the s&p is up 15. >> susie: shares of both intel and i.b.m. were lower in after- hours trading after their latest quarterly results. both companies are blwethers in the technology industry, and what they said late today could help set the stage others. ruben ramirez reports. >> reporter: while analysts saw storm clouds in i.b.m. and intel's results, both companies see their future in a different kind of cloud. intel makes the chips that power the cloud-computing servers that i.b.m
perseverance. and perseverance, character. and character, hope. >>> this week, the u.s. catholic bishops have been urging special prayers for religious liberty. at a mass to open the rosary novena for life and liberty, archbishop william lori said catholics must bring their beliefs to the public square. religion came up briefly at the presidential debate tuesday, when mitt romney made a rare reference to his mormon faith. >> and i believe we're all children of the same god. i believe we have a responsibility to care for one other. i -- i served as a missiony for mchur. i rveds a storn my congregation for about ten years. >>> last week we began a new miniseries we're calling "none of the above," which focuses on the fast-growing number of americans, especially young adults, who say they have no affiliation with any particular religion. we did a joint survey with the pew forum on religion & public life to find out more about these people, who are often called the nones -- that's n-o-n-e-s. oday, kim lawtoneports on the nones and politics, what their influence might be in this year's election an
debates. i personally admire their work. the u.s. is much more diverse than that. >> were you angry? were you hurt? >> we don't want to be invisible. we are not invisible. we are making sure that even with an ar what we're saying. yes, of course. >> we are mainstreaming. you try to separate us from ethnic media and mainstream media. we are mainstream media. we compete directly with abc, nbc and cbs. in many states we have higher ratings. the difference between us and them, it's under the same category, is the language. we transmit in a different language, however, now we're changing that. >> what do you mean? >> we're changing that now because now we have the joint venture with abc and we are going to be doing the same thi that we're doing but do it in english so we can make sure we have all the market. the special thing about that is it's not only for that sector of latinos who is more english dominant and prefers to speak english, but i think it actually contributes to the society and to democracy in this country so that everyone who speaks english in this country understands who latino
ito security failures at the u.s. consulate in libya. >> woodruff: we head to colorado, where the presidential candidates are targeting suburban voters. >> some of the things romney supports, i don't think are conducive to women's issues and as a business owner, i don't think obama is a good choice. >> ifill: outrage in pakistan, after an outspoken 14-year-old was shot by the taliban for promoting education for girls. >> woodruff: and we examine new evidence that lance armstrong was at the center of a sophisticated professional doping program, including testimony from his former teammates. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: the supreme court heard arguments today in one of the most closely watched cases of the term. it marked a return to the decades-long legal debate over a
said they hope the agreement will isolate the extremists. the u.s. food and drug administration has widened a warning about medicines made by a specialty pharmacy near boston. the new england compounding center sold tainted steroids linked to an outbreak of fungal meningitis. as of today, there were 212 cases nationwide, and at least 15 deaths. now the f.d.a. says it's investigating other illnesses that may be tied to the company's products. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to ray. >> suarez: and we return to politics. the battle lines are drawn in this year's massachusetts senate race, where a republican incumbent is looking to survive in a blue state. gwen ifill has our report. >> yeah, yeah, ifill: for nine years ray flynn a staunch life-long democrat was the mayor of boston. this year he's working to re-elect a republican, scott brown. >> i see him with the veterans. he sits there and has a beer with the veterans and talks over all the issues. they love him for it. >> your u.s. senator scott brown ifill: in 2010 brown won the senate seat once held by ted kenn
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